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Colombian Navy thwarts cocaine trafficking

Bogota, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Colombian Navy assured on Tuesday having stopped a vessel in the Pacific Ocean in which drug trafficking organizations tried to transport 1,087 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride.

The operation was backed by the international community, in which the tracking and interdiction of an unnamed vessel with just three crewmembers who were trying to transport cocaine in 54 sacks to Central America, Lieutenant Daniel Olmos explained.

Olmos added that Coast Guard personnel transported those individuals, the shipment and the boat to Buenaventura District, in Valle del Cauca Department, where the judicial authorities carried out a preliminary identifying test, which was positive for cocaine hydrochloride.

The authorities arrested the three crewmembers and seized the found material; so those individuals will go through the respective judicial proceedings, the lieutenant underscored.

Olmos pointed out that by that seizure, the Pacific Naval Force thwarted drug trafficking organizations from receiving over U.S. $ 37 million and distributing around three million doses on the global streets.

The Navy reiterated its commitment to “crack down drug trafficking, denying the illegal use of the sea by the different armed groups and illegal organizations that seek to affect the welfare of the Pacific’s inhabitants.”


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